How to write a thesis
Idea shared by Samantha Peterson - October 6 at 11:19 AM

Here is a second part of my guide (you can find the first part here: https://meowessay.com/blog/good-hooks-for-essays/) that aims to present general and basic aspects of how to write a thesis. Many times we have been intimidated by the development of a research work of this magnitude. However, after reading this guide, you will understand that writing a thesis is a very exciting job, where you can discover, rethink, and even create.

Make a work plan. To carry out an investigation, it is essential to have an organization of all the activities that you plan to follow, this will help you in the good management of the time resource and will give shape to your project. Keep in mind that you must tackle searches, investigations, practices, and readings, among other types of materials.

Raises a preliminary project or thesis profile. This blueprint will establish the parameters of your search, that is, you will define the research topic and give you an idea of ​​the materials you must have and the resources you will need to access these materials. This step is important because this way you will not be surprised if you cannot access the requested information.
Make an outline. The outline helps to give meaning and body to the investigation. Within your scheme, you must consider:
  • Definition of the problem
  • Justification
  • Definition of technical terminology
  • Research objectives
  • Hypothesis raised by the thesis
  • Reference framework or theoretical framework
The investigation stage begins. This stage requires a thorough review of the bibliographic material. In order not to fall into the problem of excess information, you must limit your search in the following aspects: concepts related to the topic or problem investigated, pre-existing works on the subject, different methods that have been used to solve it and authors who have dealt with it.
Organize the information to make it easier to manipulate. The form of organization can be physical or logical. If we speak of a physical method, we refer to a file based on photocopies, manuscripts, photographs, etc. When we speak of a logical archive, we refer to the taking of citations or key points of the bibliographic bases, these can be compiled in magnetic medium or in the elaboration of files.
The writing begins. Do not forget that the writing must be very neat, because your document will become a research material for other people. Consistency in writing, clarity and good spelling are of great importance.
  • Throughout the writing you must preserve the style, do not forget that it helps a lot to go to grammar resources. The use of short words and phrases is advisable.
  • When a sentence is long or complicated, because the idea it reflects is long and complicated, you should try to clarify it. Keep in mind that science must be written in an active voice and in an impersonal way, therefore avoid value judgments.
Apply different techniques within the structure of the thesis. You can develop the topic in a variety of ways, such as through synoptic charts and concept maps. These help to expose the concepts you are developing more specifically and directly.
Write each section of the thesis. The thesis must be made up of a series of divisions that give order and meaning to its content. A well-presented and complete thesis should have the following sections:
  • Cover: the title of the thesis, the validity and recognition of the study, the authors of the work, the publishing entity and the date of printing appear here.
  • Back cover
  • Dedications
  • Thanks
  • Introduction: it is where you make the presentation of your work in a formal way, expressing the objective of such research, the reasons that led you to carry it out and the bases that support it. In the introduction you can include:
    • Foreword: where you prepare the reader about what they will find when they read the thesis.
    • Objective: here you state what you want with the presentation of your thesis.
    • Justification: you highlight the reason for the thesis and the reason for it.
    • Hypothesis: it is the assumption or main idea that you intend to demonstrate with your research.
    • Methodology used: you show how it was done and what it was done with.
  • Index: place where you develop the content of the thesis, organized by chapters, titles and pages where they are.
  • Chapters: this is where you expose, demonstrate and give the conclusions derived from experimentation.
  • Conclusions: it is where you manifest the most important of the investigation. You must specify the findings and the verification of the hypothesis.
  • Bibliography: it is the part where you write all the bibliographic references and documents that you used to develop your thesis. It must be complete information that contains the full name of the author, the name of the work, the publishing house, the country of origin and the year in which it was published.
  • Complementary part: it is the last section of the thesis, where you include the annexes, appendices, glossary of terms and graphs and tables.

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